January/February 2018 - Volume 45 - Issue 1

  • Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN
  • 1071-5754
  • 1528-3976
  • 6 issues per year
  • 1.359
    5 Year Impact:1.601

While the evidence supporting wound and continence care continues to accumulate at a steady pace, evidence supporting ostomy care remains comparatively sparse. The main bulk of ostomy research has focused on health related quality of life, adaptation and other psychosocial elements related to creation of an ostomy and living with it over a period of time. This line of research is essential but studies investigating the efficacy, safety and cost effectiveness of basic and essential interventions such as pouching and management of stomal and peristomal complication remain sparse. This issue of JWOCN contains not one but three articles that meet this demanding standard.

Read on to find the cutting edge of ostomy care in the premier journal for WOC specialty practice nursing! Click to read A Randomized Controlled Trial Determining Variances in Ostomy Skin Conditions and The Economic Impact (Advocate Trial) by Colwell, Pittman, Raizman, and Salvadalena; The Impact of Early Involvement in a Post-Discharge Support Program for Ostomy Surgery Patients on Preventable Healthcare Utilization by Rojanasarot, and Urinary Sample Collection Methods in Ileal Conduit Urinary Diversion Patients:A Randomized Control Trial by Vaarala.

Editor-in-Chief: Mikel L. Gray, PhD, FNP, PNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAANP, FAAN

This month's images come from the article Calcinosis Cutis: WOC Nurse Management by Debra Netsch.

Note the wrist ulceration in this 71 year old female at baseline evaluation and 12 weeks later. Can you identify the change in this wound?